I’m very excited about the new version of LR4. I just downloaded myself so go get it and see how it works for you.

You can read about Lightroom 4 and download it from Adobe Labs

Additionally Kelby Training is showing a walkthrough today at 10am, 12am, 2pm & 4pm Eastern time today only. Tune in to get a walk through hosted by Photoshop guy Matt Kloskowski.

Join the webcast here: http://bit.ly/wRASGW

Let me know what you think of it.

New Features in Lightroom 4 Beta
Highlight and shadow recovery brings out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights.
Photo book creation with easy-to-use elegant templates.
Location-based organization lets you find and group images by location, assign locations to images, and display data from GPS-enabled cameras.
White balance brush to refine and adjust white balance in specific areas of your images.
Additional local editing controls let you adjust noise reduction and remove moiré in targeted areas of your images.
Extended video support for organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to video clips.
Easy video publishing lets you edit and share video clips on Facebook and Flickr®.
Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
Email directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
The Lightroom 4 beta program is available to the public. Anyone with an Internet connection can download it and start putting it to the test. You do not need to own (or have tried) a previous version of Lightroom. You can download the beta and use it until the product expires on March 31, 2012.


Canon 5D Mark II on Sale @Amazon

Canon 5d Mark II Kit @AMAZON for $2749 Here’s the link. http://amzn.to/rqbkZr Great Deal if you have been looking for one!


How Much the iPhone Camera Improved

Came across this link on Gizmodo. A nice little article on the advancements in photo technology with the iphone.



R.I.P. Steve Jobs

RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for everything! #stevejobs #isad



Photo Bag Wishlist

It looks like the time has come to purchase a new bag. Of course, this is something I have been though over and over again it seems. Although in this case it will serve a different purpose.

Im looking for an everyday bag that can handle some paperwork, lunch, occasionally my laptop, often my DSLR with a flash and lens options, perhaps even a bottle or two of wine. My research so far has led me to a a href=http://www.thinktankphoto.comThinkTank/a a href=http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/retrospective-20-black-shoulder-bag.aspxRetrospective 20/a. My current every day bag is a GAP sling bag that despretley needs to retire from service. Worry not-this was no camera bag, but it was my everyday work bag that has served me well for over 6 years! Now that the zipper is falling off and the pockets have worn through internally. Its time! Obviously this may raise the question why havent I replaced it already. Well, that could be summed up in a number of adjectives but Ill choose to go with me being frugal. I dont usually like to get rid of something if its still usable and not causing me pain and aggregation. Clearly the time has come to lay this well served accessory down to rest and make way for the new more functional, more versatile bag that will last me perhaps another 8+ years.

If anyone out there has used the Retrospective 20 and has some words to offer please let me know. I would hate to drop $120 and not have it live up to my expectations. Did I mention I was frugal? Other suggestions welcome of course.

Some cool clouds over the city today.





Just happened to come across this sunflower on the way home. I took this with the Instagram app and used the poprocket filter.

Just testing an update from my phone.

Rocks and rails

Ansco Speed X Special R

A friend of mine just gave me a Ansco Speedex Special “R” camera from the 50’s. Great shape and complete with leather case. Love it!! Can’t wait to get some film for it and get out shooting!